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ERIC Number: ED081441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-13
Pages: 96
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A Measure of the Library Skills of High School Graduates of Washington State as Demonstrated by Freshmen of Central Washington State College.
Alexander, Malcolm D.
The major purpose of this study was two-fold: to determine the level of achievement in selected library skills for freshmen at Central Washington State College (CWSC), and to determine which library skills, as delimited within a test, were possessed by those freshmen and which skills needed to be taught. This study was designed to test the following primary hypothesis. Freshmen entering CWSC in the fall quarter 1971/1972 who were (1) graduates of Washington state secondary schools in the spring of 1971; and who were (2) enrolled in English 101 course, did not possess the selected library skills at the fiftieth percentile or better as measured by the test, "A library orientation test for college freshmen," by Ethel M. Feagley et al. A subordinate null hypothesis, posed for the purpose of validating the result of the Feagley test, stated that the observed grouping of percentile scores of the test population would not vary from the expected grouping of percentile scores on the Feagley test. The test revealed that the entering freshmen possessed a selected list of library skills at the 47th percentile, so the hypothesis was upheld. (Author/SJ)
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